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The '''Compact Audio Cassette''' ('''CAC''') or '''Musicassette''' ('''MC'''), also commonly called the '''cassette tape''' or simply '''tape''' or '''cassette''', is an analog audio|analog magnetic tape recording format for Sound recording and reproduction|audio recording and playback. It was released by Philips in 1963, having been developed in Hasselt, Belgium. Compact cassettes come in two forms, either already containing content as a pre-recorded cassette, or as a fully recordable "blank" cassette. Both forms are reversible by the user. The compact cassette technology was originally designed for dictation machines, but improvements in High fidelity|fidelity led the Compact Cassette to supplant the 8-track tape|Stereo 8-track cartridge and Reel-to-reel audio tape recording|reel-to-reel tape recording in most non-professional applications. Its uses ranged from portable audio to home recording to data...
LogoFile:Compact Cassette Logo.svg|Compact Cassette logo
TypeMagnetic tape
EncodingAnalog signal
CapacityTypically 30 or 45 minutes of audio per side (C60 and C90 formats respectively), 120 minutes also available{{cite web|title=Museum Of Obsolete Media |date=2015-11-19 |accessdate=2016-04-29 |url=https://www.obsoletemedia.org/compact-cassette/ |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20160503085853/http://www.obsoletemedia.org/compact-cassette/ |archivedate=3 May 2016 |df= }}
ReadTape head
WriteMagnetic recording head
Standard| owner = Philips
UseAudio and data storage
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